|Cat. #||Term||Course #||Title|
|1244||S1||ENG726||Introduction to Graduate Studies in Literature II|
|2802||03||ENL261||World Literature II|
|2866||01||ENL490||Contemporary Literary Theory|
Currently an assistant professor and Coordinator of the Master of Arts in English program, I joined the faculty of SSU in the fall of 2008. I completed my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton in 2006, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach. I am particularly interested in the intersections of memory, trauma and literature about human rights in the regions of the southern cone of Latin America and the Balkans.
My co-edited collection with Adele Parker Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing was published by Rodopi in January 2013. In addition to my published articles and book chapters on Latin America and Eastern Europe, I am currently researching the following topics: late 20th century witnessing through experimental text and photography in Chile, Mexico and Argentina, and a project about the intersection of aesthetics and memorialization in cultural productions (photography, text, performance) in the post-war Balkans.
The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation has awarded me a fellowship to conduct research for one month in Argentina and Chile in winter of 2013.
I was recently awarded a summer grant from SSU to conduct research in Bosnia and Croatia in summer 2013 for my project on post-war memorialization in the Balkans.
My review of Julián Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla's book, Queering Buñuel: Sexual Dissidence and Psychoanalysis in His Mexican and Spanish Cinema has just been published in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 23.2.
I will be giving a paper on my continuing work about memorialization in the post-war Balkans at the International Comparative Literature Association Conference in Paris this July.
Latin American Literature and Culture (emphasis on Mexico and the Southern Cone)
Problems of Memory
Aesthetics and Photography
Literary and Political Theory
Graduate Coordinator of English
Steering Committee member of the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies http://www.salemstate.edu/chgs/
Edited Collection. Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013).
“Transnationalism and a Post-Yugoslav Writer,” in Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. New York: Rodopi Press.(New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013)
"Yugonostalgia and the Post-National Narrative." In The New Order of War. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).
"The Forensics of Memorialization in Post-War Balkan Photography." Genealogies of Memory/Regions of Memory. Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland. November 2012.
"In Absentia: Yugoslavia and the Changing Face of Portraiture." American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. March 2012.
"Testimony and Nostalgia in Georges Perec's W, or The Memory of Childhood." Symposium. Holocaust Testimonies II. College of Western Galilee, Akko, Israel. March 2012.
I have traveled to more than 40 countries (beyond the airports!), and believe that going out into the world is the best way to learn about it and yourself. I also love to read, study foreign languages, walk long distances, and sit on my mother's porch in New Mexico.